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the area tomorrow and certainly good news for fire fighting efforts. >> that's good good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, september 15th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." deadly flash flooding sweeps away cars carrying women and children. we're in utah with the frantic search for survivors. violent california fires you say people to return to their homes to find nothing left. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. basically the vehicles were september into the creek. what we know now is we have 16
people involved in two vehicles. >> the search for survivors in utah. >> intense rain triggered what emergency services call a wall of water. in northern california, wildfires have destroyed more than 750 homes. a man wanted for a deadly shooting in mississippi. shannon lamb died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. their flamboyant front runner has grabbed a lot of the attention. >> you want ratings? christie has very big ratings. how's that? an american airline jet, a woman reportedly hit another passenger and a crew member. >> i'm not sure mom is going to get her out of this one. >> a car owner told police he
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welcome to "cbs this morning." are searching for five people missing in a deadly flash flood in southern utah. at least eight others died after heavy rain washed through a canyon and filled local streets. >> this happened in the area where warren jeffs, a notorious policy i poligamist leader, was based. >> reporter: three people survived this flash food. this community is waiting for word on the people who were washed away. with rushing water all around them, several women and children were pulled from this stalled car monday night. >> they're getting everybody out. >> reporter: witnesses captured this dramatic scramble for safety as water rushed through the surrounding canyon.
>> one of the ones that were rescued was about half a mile downstream. >> reporter: the city of nearly 3,000 is prone to flooding but not like this. mayor phillip barlow says the locals like to get out of their cars to watch the rushing water. >> they had stopped and were standing there watching the flood, and a flash flood came down the canyon. basically vehicles were swept into the creek. one vehicle was a good-sized van full of people. >> reporter: the search area was lit by floodlights as heavy machinery combed through a mix, looking for people who were swept away. >> very dangerous. banks are caving off. a more significant flood than we've had for some time. obviously it took them off guard. >> reporter: the community of hildale is part of the headquarters of the
fundamentalalist church of jesus christ of latter-day saints. >> it's a wake-up call to the community that's real. we've had these big floods as long as i can remember, down through short creek. we know that, you know, a hundred-year flood is going to come sometime. this is tragic because i don't recall this kind of fatalities with the flooding. this morning violent wildfires in northern california are threatening thousands of buildings. several families have been chased out of their home. 23,000 people are displaced this morning. flames have destroyed 750 homes and more buildings are at risk. the fire killed a woman with multiple sclerosis who could not escape. the fire is considered one of the most destructive in california history. daniel ndanielle nottingham has
more. >> reporter: the fire leveled entire neighborhoods like this one in its path. firefighters have their work cut out for them. this massive fire is only 15% content. on the front lines, firefighters working to contain the valley fire are facing strong winds and dry tinder. for the first time since the massive fire started saturday, clearer skies allowed air support to drop water from above. but for many returning home, the damage is already done. the fast-moving fire pushed by wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour engulfed entire blocks in hours. >> i'm a pretty tough individual. but i had some tears. >> reporter: he returned to find his home still standing. but his neighbors, like hundreds of others, lost everything. the fire moved so quickly saturday night that emergency
responders were flooded with calls. >> she's like, no, i'm fine, we're going to be fine. she didn't understand the magnitude of it. >> reporter: mcwilliams was killed in the fire when she was unable to evacuate. deputies say when they reached her neighborhood, it was ungolfu engulfed in flames. >> i knew she would have no way of getting out. >> reporter: california has seen 15 more fires this year than this time last year. firefighters say the exceptionally dry conditions make it hard for crews to get control of the fire. have you ever seen anything like this in your career? >> i have. unfortunately, we are beginning to see more events like this. and certainly the drought situation that california is facing was a big contributor to how fast this fire spread. >> reporter: cooler temperatures and higher humidity are on the way, which should help
firefighters increase containment. this photo of firefighters resting in a driveway gives a sense of the exhaustion they're feeling after days on the front line. it could take weeks to get this fire fully contained. >> this morning ev vaevau cuues spending the night in shelters. >> reporter: this evacuation shelter where we are at the napa valley fairgrounds looks something like a goodwill store, even though the red cross doesn't accept clothing donations, they've made an exception because of how overwhelming the response has been from the public, everything from clothing to available housing, pet information, if you have a relative or friend missing, you can even post a note here. some 40 to 50 volunteers have been manning this evacuation shelter for the last 72 hours.
>> none of us have anything anymore. none of us. >> reporter: the valley fire took everything from jill viera and her family. she says this is what's left of her home, engulfed in flames saturday evening. >> i never imagined flames to be so big near my home. now i know to expect the worst. >> reporter: a thousand eevacuees have taken shelter. the valley fire has destroyed nearly 600 homes in this region. >> it's like a match book. boom, everything's gone. >> completely gone. just a pile of ashes. >> reporter: the american red cross has been inundated with donations to help survivors. meals, clothing, and medications. volunteers are offering whatever they can. >> they mobilized really quick. i want to be a part of it. >> reporter: there are supplies for horses and cats. a veterinarian has been treating
the animals. >> we've been able to get them housed appropriately, get them fed and awarded. >> reporter: jill fears her animals died in the fire. >> we haven't hit the most devastating part, going back to the property and seeing what we don't have. i'm just missing my animals the most. i'm sorry. >> reporter: and jill has no idea when she'll be able to go back in the area where her now leveled home is to see if she can find her horse. the red cross, by the way, did a head count around midnight this morning as best they could without waking people up. they estimate around 800 people are staying here at the fairgrounds, and many of them have no idea when they'll be able to go back to their homes to see what's left. a houston high school student was killed this morning in a school bus crash.
the bus ran off an overpass. four students and the driver are hospitalized with injuries. a cbs news/"new york times" poll out this morning shows donald trump still leads the gop pack. ben carson is a close second. the rest of the field is far behind. nancy cordes is here with a look at the poll and the political outsiders trying to shake up the campaign. >> reporter: good morning. carson really is the story here. he shot up from 6% last month to 23% today, almost quadrupling his support. he is now right behind trump. and their popularity is pushing every other candidate down to just 6% or lower. trump whipped up a crowd of nearly 15,000 in dallas last night. >> unless i win, it's been a waste of time for me, folks. i'll be honest with you. it's been a total waste of time. >> reporter: rival ben carson says he prefers to stick with
substance. >> i'm not particularly interested in any person, particularly attacking them. >> reporter: former florida govern governor jeb bush dropped from 13% to 6% in our poll. wisconsin governor scott walker slid even further, from 10% in august to 2% today. ohio governor john kasich and businesswoman carly fiorina inched up to 3 and 4% respectively, but they still trail senators ted cruz and marco rubio, who essentially held steady in our poll. the good news for those underdogs, only 37% of republican voters say their mind is made up. 63% say it is still too early. but trump's supporters are firmer in their choice. more than 50% of trump voters say their minds are made up, compared to 29% of those who support a different candidate.
>> he occasional throws some heat my way. >> reporter: that explains why hillary clinton is increasingly throwing heat trump's way. >> he says he cherishes women. well, that's nice. but if it's all the same to you, mr. trump, i would rather you stop cherishing us and respecting us instead. >> reporter: and a group backing fiorina released this video monday, subtly rebuking trumpet for his comments about her face. >> i am proud of i'every year a every wrinkle. >> reporter: yet our poll shows trump leads among republican women. the one area carson beats trump is among college graduates, by 8 points. one other interesting finding, gayle, new jersey governor chris christie has dropped from 3% in august to just 1% now. >> and there's still a lot of time left. thanks, nancy. bernie sanders, who calls himself a democratic socialist,
brought his rising campaign to one of america's most conservative campuses. liberty university students gave the vermont senator a warm welcome yesterday. sanders spoke mostly about economics but did touch on abortion rights and same-sex marriage. >> i came here today because i believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse. >> sanders used bible versus to back up his view that rich americans need to share more of their wealth. north korea says it is making nuclear weapons of higher quality and country. the country reportedly revamped its atomic bomb plant.
there are mounting tensions between north korea and the united states. >> reporter: north korea is taking aim at america once again, saying if it continues its hostile policy against the dprk, the north could use nuclear weapons against america at any time. that announcement coming via north korea state media, which reaffirmed that since 2013, its plutonium and highly enriched uranium facilities at its main nuclear complex have been rearranged, changed, or readjusted, and they started normal operation. the nuclear facility had been shuttered in 2007 as part of an agreement with five other nations, including the u.s. this comes just a day after north korea said it would launch satellites via long range rockets. the satellites are ostensibly for weather forecasts, but the fear is they could really be used simply to test long range missiles. and that launch could be timed
to a major holiday next month, the anniversary of the founding of the ruling workers party. >> seth doane in beijing, thank you so much. this morning, dramatic new developments in the migrant crisis unfolding in europe. a boat capsized off the turkish coast. hungary has declared a state of emergency, trying to stop migrants entering from serbia. charlie d'agata is in hungary where the struggles are many along the border. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're just on the hungarian side of the border. that way is serbia. and hundreds of migrants have been pouring into this area. they've declared a state of emergency. the troops are mupushing us bac and they've closed the border on both sides. what was a flood of migrants pouring into hungary has been reduced to a trickle. they run into a brick wall in the form of a razor wire fence. for migrants like ahmed from
syria, it's hard to understand why they've been locked out. >> we've been asking, what time will you open, what will you do for us. nobody answering. >> reporter: hungarian police are letting in people five at a time, and not very often. yesterday more than 9,000 crossed into hungary. that's before the hungarian government slammed the door shut, rolling in a train carriage bristling with razor wire. migrants who arrived just moments too late were simply cut off. those already inside were bustled on to buses and trains bound for the austrian border, where we found mohammed from syria. >> it's a big problem. but today, it's a message from god, maybe. >> reporter: mercy from god? >> yes. >> reporter: do you feel like
you got lucky? >> i am very lucky to cross so easy like that. rea >> reporter: and unlucky for the first men arrested in hungary's crackdown. now anyone caught trying to enter the country illegally faces the prospect of five years in prison. already this morning the crisis along the serbian border has reached a breaking point. there are hundreds if not thousands of migrants pressing up against the border and trying to break free. and they're not being given any information. gayle? >> thank you, charlie d'agata, reporting from hungary. this morning the suspect in a choosing that pshooting that mississippi college is dead. shannon lamb shot and killed himself last night as officers were closing in. authorities say he murdered a woman and drove 300 miles to delta state university and killed history professor ethan
schmidt in his office. lamb taught at the college. classes are cancelled today. an airline passenger faces multiple charges after forcing her flight to divert. police pulled the woman from american airlines flight 1284. the plane flying from miami to chicago diverted to indianapolis. a passenger said the woman hit someone on board, kissed a flight attendant, then punched her as well. no one was badly hurt. 37 fraternity members face criminal charges in the death of a pledge. ahead we'll look at the hazing,,
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and a good tuesday morning everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. it's 7 l 26. the stories we are following, cooler temperatures and higher humidity are helping the fire fighting bat -- firefighters battle the valley fire in lake and napa counties. so far 67,000 acres have burned. the fire is 15% contained. and berkeley city council could vote today on the plan to boost the minimum wage up to $19 an hour over the next five years. it would raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour next year with additional yearly increases through the year 2020. traffic and a little bit of most people in the community recognize the blue trucks as pg&e. my truck is something new... it's an 811 truck. when you call 811, i come out to your house and i mark out our
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good morning everyone, liza batallones here with your kcbs traffic. lanes remain open along 101 in san mateo. there's a structure fire burning close to the freeway. it is visible from the freeway along peninsula avenue. getting towards the peninsula, highway 92 is slow going westbound traffic very heavy now leaving hayward bound for foster city on the san mateo bridge. the bay bridge commute has been jam-packed. no accidents, just a lot of folks heading into the city. backed up into the maze. roberta? good morning everybody. heading on out the door, we actually needed our windshield wipers coming to work because of the very deep marine layer causing some drizzling. that's the scene looking out towards the bay bridge right now. where we do have mostly cloudy skies. air temperatures have been pretty much in the 50s and 60s. but it's the wind on shore west at 13 miles per hour adding a chill to the air. again today's temperatures from the 50s beaches and 60s bay side. unseasonably mild inland by a good 10 to 13 degrees. we have a ,,,,,,,,
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>> oh, that is the sweetest. >> i know. >> he looked like a little boy when he says james loves you. >> very nice, james corden, of course, stevie wonder on his show, believe it or not, i heard stevie wonders likes to drive. he likes to go out to a big parking lot and he likes to drive. so he wasn't kidding. >> there you go. welcome back to "cbs there morning" coming up this hour, five college students face the death over a student who was hazed. we will see why a case like this is so rare. plus lottery winners in illinois demand their jackpots after a state budget battle freezes their payouts. why one official is telling the winners to wait in line. >> that story is ahead. it is time to show you some of this morning's headlines, the los angeles time's reports on the amount of snow in the california sierra gentlemen mountains. it is much less than previously thought a. study in nature
climate change says the snow pack is at its lowest level in more than 500 years. it provides 30% of the state's water supply. the "wall street journal" puts a price tag on proposals by democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders. it estimates he supports at least $18 trillion in new spending over ten years. >> that includes 15 trillion for a government-run health care plan t. program would increase total spending be athird. to pay for it, sanders proposes a $6.5 trillion in tax increases over a decade. >> the walk post reports on one of the american heroes in the european train attack. he is set to receive the purple heart tomorrow. airman first class spence were stone was hurt when he and two other americans helped stop a gunman aboard a plane to paris last month. the purple heart is given to service members who are wounded or killed. khou reports on the houston zoo is forced to remove "no gun"
signs, the attraction is on city owned land. if the person has a license, they cannot ban the person. they will not ask people permitted to carry a concealed handgun to keep it in their vehicle. the "new york times" says five college students face charges in a hazing death of a fraternity pledge. a pennsylvania grand jury indicted the members from the college. 19-year-old michael ding died nearly two years ago. 32 members are accused of a coverup. rikki klieman is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do you make of this? >> beyond the fact that it is tragic beyond words what we have to look at here is that enough is enough. >> that when you have behavior like this, it's not only the quote/unquote crime that is what they call the glass ceiling ritual, someone who is mindfolded, loaded with
backpacks, 30 pounds of sand, goes through a gauntlet on a frozen lake and is repeatedly tackled to the grounds, knocked unconscious. what is terrible here is not just that, but they bring him into a house. they do not call the police. do not get medical attention. they call someone from the fraternity who was then instructing him, change his clothes. get rid of all the fraternity paraphernalia. they look up what the symptoms are. it takes them over an hour to get the boy to the hospital. the injuries of blunt forced trauma are devastating to read. >> yeah, it says repeated traunl ma to the head, torso, thighs, that the forces were significant and severe. the charge is third degree murder. what does that mean and why is it so rare? >> it is rare we see a murder indictment in these kind of cases. what we have seen, which actually surprised me, is if you go back and look at hazing
deaths, there really are more than one a year. and it goes back all the way to the 1,800s. >> what is third degree murder? >> third degree murder is what we think more of in new york and other places like involuntary manslaughter. you intend an act, say you give someone drug. you don't intend their death. so what the consequences are was not intended. this is a hazing rich warm. these have gone on for decades. >> this seems to be unprecedented. what is really interesting is all 37 members face charges. five of them these murder charges. this prosecutor took a couple years, is he trying to send a real message here? >> she and the grand jury is. the prosecutor was smart. he didn't go ahead and indict them. he let a grand jury sift through it. they did it painstakingly to decide who did what. so the wrongful death suit brought by the parents can then be amended to see who are the five who are really the
wrongdoers. this is a message for everyone. if civil suits didn't stop you, a criminal indictment is going to end this kind of behavior on colleges across the country. >> also that everybody is responsible in this case. you know what i mean, that so many that were witnesses and those that were there. state lottery. the prize money is ready to go. but the lawmakers can't get a budget passed for those big jackpot winners. >> that means the pot of gold is on hold. i like that. dean reynoldss reports how there is another way to get their cash and they are suing. >> reporter: security officer mitch thompson bought a $10 lottery ticket on monday and
threw caution to the wind. >> if you win big the lottery agency right now can't pay out. >> right. well, i just have to wait. i have been waiting all my life, right? >> reporter: an impasse between the governor bruce browner and the legislature has left illinois without a budget and without a budget, lottery winners are actually losers. >> i feel like my balloon is kind of deflated if you want to puttate way. >> reporter: she was looking forward to making home improvements and buying new furniture from the $50,000 she won in july. $50,000 from a $3 scratchoff ticket. >> i never had real good luck but this, you know, really this makes me feel like okay, my bad luck is back. >> tom zimmerman is an attorney representing she and other winners who believe an iou is not big enough. >> we don't know if there will be a bucket, when there is a
bucket. why should the lottery winners suffer? they're entitled to the money and they're entitled to it now. >> reporter: the comptroller points out the failure to agree on a budget has left other programs in limbo. funding for higher education and student dprants and potentially money for health insurance payments and benefits to the elderly and disabled are all affected. >> they are all going to have to wait in line until we get a budget. >> reporter: for now, prizes of less than $25,000 are being paid, but really when you think of the lottery, you probably think a little bigger than that. for ""cbs this morning,"" dean reynolds, chicago. >> i guess i just have to wait. >> i have been waiting all my life. >> as long as they know it's coming. >> it seems like they should work something out southeastern rather than later. >> agreed. did you hear about this story? elton john says vladimir putin is wrong about gay rights. >> i'd love to sit down with him and talk to him.
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not so mean to gays as the west thinks he is. >> the phone conversation came days after john said he wanted to meet with putin in an interview with the bbc. >> i'd love to sit down with him and talk to him. there is pie in the sky. he may laugh behind me back and calls me an idiot. but at least i can have a conscience and say i tried. >> reporter: sir john married to david furnish and father of two has long been a global advocate of gay rights. he's repeatedly criticized russia, which has faced an international backlash for anti-gay laws. >> question have to put our division aside. >> >> reporter: saturday he met with the neighbor of neighboring ukraine and called on the country to better support the lbgt community. >> please protect the human rights and basic dignitary of the people who show up to work for you.
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good morning, it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. crews battling the valley fire are getting some help from cooler temperatures. the fire has burned 67,000 acres in lake napa and sonoma counties. the fire is linked to one death. 585 homes are destroyed and 9,000 structures are considered threatened. the annual dreamforce convention is underway in san francisco. the software conference will mean big traffic tie-ups through the area near the moscone convention center. and in the next half hour of "cbs this morning," scientists attempting to impossible. -- the impossible. by pooling power -- pulling power from two brains. stay with ♪
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good morning everyone. i'm liza batallones with your kcbs traffic. delays on highway 13 in that northbound direction approaching broadway terrace. an accident blocking at least one lane. this is in the oakland area. you can see traffic very slow approaching the scene. the bay bridge toll plaza has been crowded into the macarthur maze with over one hour delays between the carquinez bridge and the maze in oakland. roberta? it's our live weather camera looking out towards levi's stadium after the 49er win last night. good morning everyone. temperature-wise, we are in the 350s and 60s -- 50s and 60s and later today unseasonably mild. from the upper 50s and low 60s at the beaches, 60s across the bay to the 70s peninsula and into the inland areas. partly sunny skies today. we have widespread light show,,,,,,,,
good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, september 15, 2015. welcome back to cbs this morning. there is more news ahead, including hillary clinton's new attacks on donald trump. >> at least three people survived this flash flood but they are waiting on who was ashed away. >> the fire leveled entire neighborhoods. >> the red cross estimates about 1,100 people are are staying here and many have no idea when they will be able to go back in.
>> the north could use nuclear weapons at any time. >> hundreds of migrants have been pouring into this area, they have declared a state of emergency, they're pushing back on both sides. even he admitted, kind of a long shot. so imagine the sing ore's surprise when he received a phone call from russia monday morning. >> what's your top speed? >> about 140 miles an hour. >> can can we get some dangers music? ladies and gentlemen, it has been an honor being your host. >> i'm charlie rose with gail
king and norah o'donnell. rescuers managed to pull some people out of a stalled car. >> at least five of those the people are still missing this morning. volunteers used heavy machinery to dig through debris and mud. to the year is home to a group of mormon polygamists once run warr by warren jeffs. a california valley fire has burned more than 100 square miles. flames have displaced 23,000 0eople and destroyed more than 700 homes. es" flames killed eed 72-year-o theara mcadams. company at the top, trump's
nationwide support has increased 7 27% since last month. cloben carson's numbers have th ped to 17%. thet makes him a close second with 23%. >> and 53 percent of republicans clintonolls say they have not everyt their minds just yet. hillary clinton said they should you, not believe that donald trump will fix everything. reallyve to admit, now trump is entertaining. i have to tell you. , ieally do find it entertaining, and i kind of wish i had same sort of mentality, like, oh, i don't need to tell you anything, when i get there, peace will be everywhere. prosperi prosperity will be raining down upon you and we will be in a new
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in our "morning ro in our morning rounds a double dose of potentially life saving health from aspirin, it's recommend to help both cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. our doctor, a cardiologist right here in new york city joins us at the table. so why is this recommendation such a big deal and who actually benefits. >> we have known about the benefit of aspirin in terms of secondary prevention for people mo have already had a heart attack and stroke. the question is does it prevent
heart attack and stroke in everyone who hasn't had one. there's been all sorts of guidelines that were very confusings. now comes this task force who have reviewed the most up to date evidence and they are coming up with recommendations to help prevent first heart attack and stroke. for people aged 50 to 59, they have the biggest benefit, if they have a 10% increased rick or more of heart attack and stroke in the next ten years, they don't have excessive bleeding, that's the biggest benefit. there is also a benefit for people from 60 to 69 but the benefit is smaller. >> so this is for colon cancer specifically. >> exactly. >> what dosages are they
expecting? >> the dosages are fromm 81 milligrams to 350 milligrams. but the colon cancer aspect is important to point out. the evidence to date is really just for colon cancer and you have to take the aspirin for more than ten years to start seeing the benefits of decreasing your risk of colon cancer and decrease your risk of skying from colon cancer. there are cardiologists who differ in their recommendations and are worried that this the will worry people who are already taking aspirin. >> dr. tara, really interesting. and one researcher is proving
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done at duke university. you know about computer networks together. how about brains? the research could revolutionize medicine by healing people with severe disabilities. inside the lab attempting what others call impossible. jeff, good morning. >> charlie, good morning to you. it sounds like science fiction. bringing minds together, pulling pran power to make a super brain. seems hard to believe until you see it up close. meet mango the monkey and his problem-solving partner romeo. inside this lab at duke university, both primates are currently separated physically but will soon be connected mentally. signals from their brains will be merged. the result of research inside the lab? >> i dream about this many years ago. >> reporter: the doctor had made studying the brain his life's mission. it was his neurological work with rats that first gained widespread attention.
then he taught primates how to move wheelchairs and exoskeletons using only their minds. >> that led to trying to merge multiple brains. >> we need to create a paradigm. once we include this concept of linking brains to machines. >> has anybody sid can't do this? >> quote impossible? we got back reviews from our colleagues some saying we needed some help like the psychiatric variety. >> they said you're not doing work on other people's brains, you need to do work on your own? >> yes, to fix myself, yes. >> one word that comes to mind is mad. mad scientist. >> reporter: dr. john sampson the chair of neurosurgery at duke. >> what he does is seemingly crazy until you talk with him and you think about it enough and you suddenly understand that he has a deep understanding of not just how the brain works but how the whole nervous system works. >> reporter: this is what he and his colleagues came up with.
they put ultrathin flexible fillaments into the brain's tissue. >> this is the magic. >> it's like little whiskers. >> the diameter of a hair. we can put them in different lengths. so we record a volume of pran tissue. >> reporter: the fillaments pick up electrical activity of living brain cells, hundreds if not thousands, which are communicated to a computer. then as we watched, merged together. their combined brain signals are moving these avatar hands to touch the targets. >> so we're looking at what seems to be one body there, but it's actually two brains? >> yes. >> what do you do call this? >> i call this a brain net. connecting multiple brains to achieve a common goal. >> we see this in nature a lot. flocks of birds, herd of cattle. school of fish. that's in nature. is that what you are from a sense creating in a lab? >> to some degree we want to
understand how these work together and generate social interactions. >> are the monkeys hurt? >> no, not at all. they live many, many years, they're very playful because they are doing some things that no primate ever thought they could do. >> reporter: the doctor says the implications are enormous. if the brain signals of primates can help other primates in a controlled environment, could a healthy human brain help heal a damaged human brain? the goal is potentially to help someone paralyzed walk again? >> yes, we start with spinal cord injury. we are hopeful that this could be used for other disorders, neurological disorders like strokes and in some cases parkinson's disease. >> reporter: work he has already put to the test. drft here he and a team healed the mind of a 29-year-old paraplegic to a robotic skeleton, by simply thinking about it. she delivered the world cup opening kick. >> she actually felt the impact.
he had the clear sensation that he actually kicked the ball. it is important that the patients feel the ground. feel they are doing that by themselves and have a sensation that is realistic. >> i think the potential that the doctor is bringing to the field is the understanding that we are not limited in ourd minds. our body is what's limiting us. there really are almost no limits to what a single human brain can do or what several brains could do together. >> we are just starting to realize how complex it is, how, know 100 billion neurons interact to create what we ka ul the human condition. this is the big challenge. >> 100 billion neurons, that's exactly what we have in our brains. three brains already are working together. he hopes to include many, many more. the hope is in the very near future this brain net research can help disabled human
patients. that's a lot of neurons. >> it is, indeed. it seems like it's so unlimited in which the possibilities are. >> you talk about that many neurons, we're talking about tapping into hundreds or thousands of them. imagine who could be next. >> i wonder, does everybody have 1 hunt. billion neurons? they're missing a couple. >> more. >> not naming any names. it is fascinating what you are doing. >> what their needs are. >> that is awesome. >> anybody we know? >> we can have a blind note going on in the morning. pushing the limits takes you for a loop. go through a tube in supersonic speed. they hope to turn elon musk vision into reality. that's something to look forward to. that's coming out tomorrow. on our snapchat account, we
will reveal those people who don't have neurons. the u.s. had the lowest voter good morning, it is 8:25. time for some news headlines. in just a couple of hours, evacuees from the deadly valley fire in lake county will be allowed to go back home to care for livestock and pets. escorts will take people for a short visit to pick up the animals or feed them. the fire is now burning 67,000 acres. berkeley is set to consider raising the age requirement for people buying tobacco products. the city council will vote on a proposal that will prohibit the sale of tobacco to people under the age of 21. according to the council member who submitted the proposal, nearly 90% of smokers begin before the age of 18. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,
good morning everybody, i'm liza batallones with your kcbs traffic. delays continue on highway 13 in oakland following this morning's accident. it happened in the northbound direction approaching broadway terrace. at least one lane remains shut down. this accident in the final clearing stages and you can see traffic is very slow for self- mimes approaching the scene. also been bumper to bumper at the bay bridge toll plaza, delays continue through the macarthur maze. almost one hour drive time
between the carquinez bridge can the maze in oakland. and do remember once you're in the city expect delays both foot traffic and car traffic around moscone center because of the dreamforce convention. there's also going to be longer delays than usual for the evening commute. the giants are playing tonight at 7:15. here's roberta. liza batallones in the house with traffic. thank you very much. good morning everyone. taking a look out towards san jose this morning, we have mostly cloudy skies. a little hint of some blue skies will clear out nicely there today but temperatures very slow to respond. we're in the 50s and 60s and later today, 50s and low 60s at the beaches. 60s across the central bay to the low 70s common across the peninsula. winds will be all over the place today but pretty much out of the west end to 15. up to the mid 70s away from the bay and into the inland areas a good 10, 13 degrees below average. yes, widespread very light scattered showers for our wednesday. we rebound to ,,,,
[ music playing ] ♪ what you say >> that's the first line, charlie, you want to do that? >> no. >> he said no, welcome back. that's right. thank you. norah, coming up in this half hour, in the kitchen with cat. we will look at a journey from a tough past. the advice she got from julia child. how she can turn down an offer from chef thomas keller. >> from jackson, mississippi, europe. >> yes. >> plus women make fantasy football a reality. they are posting impressive numbers. meet the women making game day
serious business. that's ahead. >> right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. adjourns, aretha franklin and and rhea boccelli. they are closing the end of next year and relocating. that was year we took you to nono and met the chef, he had won the best restaurant 250i89 for the first time. he hopes to open as an urban farm in copenhagen, it will have a new menu. >> i would love to go, are you listening? >> norah wants to go, charlie. >> the new york post reports on giants quarterback eli manning making more than one mistake on the team's final drive sunday night. he apparently told running back
ra'shaad jennings. sorry about that ra'shaad, ra'shaad jennings, jackson. what is his name? >> ra'shaad jennings. >> le told them not to score a touchdown because it would give dallas more time to get it together norah. >> off the rails. >> he also did not know how many timeouts the cowboys had left. dallas came from behind to win 27-26. >> it's a mistake any quarterback can make. i do. sometimes you are lost in the moment. i like eli manning so much. i am colored by that. but you make a mistake. the cover of the paper today, unflattering. >> you are not paid to make mistakes. >> i don't like this cover. >> i think eli was confused because they kept telling him to pass to ra'shaad jackson.
>> he didn't know who he is. i know ra'shaad. >> okay. my bad, my bad. charlie, your turn. >> all right. america's closer this morning to change at the ballot box. nationwide 36% of voters last year showed up to cast a ballot. los angeles county is home to the most voters in the country. but it uses technology more than 50-years-old. how campaign innovation can spread across the u.s. >> there is a little brain storming we learned over the years. >> reporter: in this silicon work space, a team of developers have trying to change the way we vote by first determining how we want to vote. >> let's attach a plastic baened to the ballot. he leads the team, which earn koushlgs out of the box thinking. >> can you have a shand him and -- >> it's a totally different approach.
his human centered approach is responsible for creating the most innovative products in our lifetime, from apple's first computer mouse to a talking automatic defibrillator. for the past two years, they have been developing a new voting machine for los angeles county. >> historically, voting systems haven't been designed with the voter in mind. >> reporter: the registrar recorder for los angeles county where 5ological voters cash in on the inning-based machines. this is essentially the same voting booth used since fine 68. >> reporter: l.a. county was one of the few jurisdictions that did not digitize after the presidential election. as the world watched as the fate of the next president hung on a chad. shortly after congress allocated more than $3 billion to replace the outdated machines, now those machines are outdated. running on computers developed before the first iphone. so how do you design a system
that can you keep up to date that may work ten or 20 years? >> i think you learn from some of the ways that we've designed cell phones. >> that's what audio has done, creating a new voting machine for the smartphone era. it runs on a cat that can be grown-up graded. >> it needs to be simple. >> we want it to be universal. currently it is not universal. >> they tested it recently with l.a. county voters. you seem to be powering right through it. >> it's pretty self explanatory. >> reporter: the machines are designed to accommodate every possible voter, including those in a wheelchair with a visual or hearing impairment and anyone who speaks another language. the new technology is also designed to provide a more flexible voting experience. people will be able to pre-vote at home on a computer or a smartphone. >> once you marked the ballot, you can download your choices an
print them out like you would a boarding pass. >> then take the secure poll pass to the new voting machine. >> you take it to the machine. >> i scan it in. it has the choices that i made when i was at home working on this i can scroll down, view all those choices to make sure they're as i intended. >> whenever you talk about a voting system that has an electronic component, there is always the fear and the question of will it be secure? >> one of the principless we adopted in the early stages of this process so to make sure it's secure and maintains the integrity. >> they have do that by keening a paper ballot, which each voter can verify. now l.a. county and audio are finalizing the design of the new machines and hope to use them on a trial basis in 2018. >> do you think this could ultimately result in more people showing up to vote? >> i know if we design an experience well, it will fundamentally clang with way we act and behave in society. >> reporter: for cbs this
morocco, carter evans, los angeles. >> world renowned chef cat cora is the author of three cookbooks and appeared son several shows. she made history as the first woman to compete on iron chef america. go cat. contestants get one hour to make five dishes based on a themed ingredient. >> tora cora. touchdown. >> she results to the teeth, using her teeth top oup the bought him of bourbon. >> this is wrong. >> cat cora is plateing away. she has that curry pineapple sal da going down 92 next to that avocado puree. >> the winner is iron chef cora. >> iron chef cora is here. she's at the table with a new memoir called cooking as fast as
i can. it follows her journey from mississippi to celebrated chef. it's imprinted simon and shuster, which you know is a division of cbs. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i want people to get a stens of your pedigree. you touk about being sexually abused. aggression for drunk driving. you pointed out a dramatic reading in the 14room about your earlier sexual experiences thathood me clutching, yowza. my aunt said you can tell what you know, not all that you know. how did you did to be so raw and so rare? >> when i was approached, i had to process that and million i ready to tell my story? am i ready to tell all of my stories? because i felt like i wasn't going to sugar coat it. my life hasn't been sugar coated. it may seem is that way from the magazine covers. >> are you so bubbly.
>> yeah, i'm a positive person, an eternal optimist. but my life hadn't been easy at times. i wanted people to know that if little kat cora from miss misagainst all odds can make it f. one person gets that, is inspired, they krks too. >> a big message. >> so tell us about that little girl growing up in mississippi. how did you wind up being a chef? >> well, a lot. it's funny, i was looking at my wiki pedia in the book, it says, cat cora, goes to high school. then becomes famous. there are so many stories and so many adventures and successes and mistakes and missteps before that, getting here, to this point and so, it has been a journey. and you know i still can't believe it. i'm sitting here today with all of you in new york and, you know, it's one of those things where i had a lot of dreams. i was a dreamer growing up. i'm self-made.
>> yes. >> and i fought my way to this place and it's been a sweet surprise to have this success. >> what was the toughest battle? >> i think really overcoming sexual abuse throughout my life. that's something that i think when that happens to you at such a young age, my sexual abuse started when i was 6. you really do feel leak you are alone in the world. if i'm going to make it, i have to take care of myself. you zbirn to put that armour and that shield around you. that's something that you know i have spent a lot of time in therapy. i have spent a lot of time working to heal. you know, we can't expand as human beings unless we have contrast and diversity. >> you wrote he was a family friend, he was 15, you were 6. all of the things you went through, enfwajing the family. it is really worth reading. you say when you question your drive, it all comes in your childhood trauma u. all of that made you stronger and the person
who you are today. >> absolutely. i think for me i will not let the shame and the guilt stop me. >> and julia child, this is so cool. you meet her, you say i want to do what you do. she said what? it's a man's world. >> it's a man's world, you got to be sub born and you can't take no for an answer. that's what i did. i went into this man's world and became the first female iron chef and that's a whole level of pressure there as an iron clef because i was on the national stage. i was representing all women in the industry to say we can cook as fast and hard as men. and there began that journey again of breaking down barriers, which julia did so beautifully for so many of us. >> i still don't know how the expert chefs keep their jackets so clean. there is a trick. >> there is a trick. have a clean jacket in the back. switch it out. i don't know. we watched, it's so great to meet you in person.
misswill turn anan asphalt parking lot into a new neighborhood for san franciscans. a vote for "yes" on "d" is definitely a vote for more parks and open space. a vote on proposition "d" is a votfor jobs. campos: no one is being displaced. it's 40% affordable units near the waterfront for regular people. this is just a win-win for our city. i'm behind it 100%.
some 75 million americans are expected to play fantasy football this season. a growing number are women. will we expect more than a few trades after the first week of the season? elaine, good morning. >> good morning. the number of women playing fantasy football has more than doubled in the past eight years. it is one reason why female fans of the nfl represent the fastest growing demographic in sports. >> they spent sunday cheering players and crunching numbers from various teams and on a variety of screens. >> in the first half i guess. >> she is among the millions of women jumping off the sidelines and into the game of fantasy football. >>ly get upset. >> how much do you look forward to this every year? >> we start talking about it in july. you know the summer is coming to an end. >> it all began on draft night
last week. >> i have to get my sheet out. >> when this group of women brought together by erica and her friend selected the team. >> what was the draw for fantasy to be for you? >> while eric and i both are married and at the time were dating men who were obsessed with football and played fantasies themselves. so for us, sundays and mondays became a chore because we wanted to watch every single game on television. so we felt you can't beat 'em, join 'em. >> reporter: this season a third of fantasy football players are women. a significant increase over last year when women accounted for 20% of players. many starting lesion of their own. >> why not just join your husband's league? >> we did. we beat them. so just once. >> they weren't happy. >> but we did. >> this draft may look more sophisticated with wine and cheese, but there is also plenty of whiskey, pizza and
competitive bravado. >> i think at the end of the day, we're doing exactly what guys are doing. we happen to be women. we want to do it with other women. >> it's more fun? >> it's more fun, absolutely more fun. >> all right. who is the first pick? >> there is one man invited to the draft. but he doesn't get to play. >> really? tom brady? 2nd pick 3rd round? >> he's our male mascot. >> we have a male palace cot. we invited him to help us out. >> he's our man in white. >> reporter: their friend offers commentary and analysis. >> you know taking two receivers back-to-back never works. >> you know what, it's hang this time. >> but there are into rockys here. >> randall cobb. >> that's a trade. >> this group of women has played fantasy football for 12 years. >> antonio brown. >> dez bryant. >> the women know a tremendous amount. you can't take anybody for granted. so for us, you have to do your
homework. people have binders here. we are no joke. >> how is your team going? >> i'm losing all three of my games. >> what does your husbands think? they suggested it. >> they're psyched. for themselves, they get to watch football without us complaining. >> chris styles is so good. >> is he? >> it's kind of like he found someone he can talk to. we strategize together for all of our teams. so it's fun. it becomes a family event. >> it's not too late to start a leak of your own. there are a number of fantasy football sites including at cbs >> remember, thursday night football returns to cbs this week. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,
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good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. crews battling the so-called valley fire are getting some help from cooler temperatures. the fire has burned 67,000 acres the lake, napa and sonoma counties and still just 15% contained. the fire is linked to one death. 585 homes are destroyed and 9,000 structures are considered threatened. the annual dreamforce convention is underway in advance. the software conference will mean big traffic tie-ups in the area near the moscone convention center. nowhere roberta with the weather. >> thank you very much and good morning everybody. as you are heading on out the door this morning, we do have mostly cloudy skies. we had some drizzle that's pretty much dried up but this is the scene looking out
towards mount diablo. it's supposed to be out there somewhere but it's hidden by the deck of cloudiness. we have temperatures currently in the 50s and 60s. it is 60 redwood city and 50s napa. later today the winds shifting kind of erratic west 10 to 15 miles per hour. 50s 60s common across the bay to the 60s across the central bay. low 70s at the peninsula. that took up 77. 78 degrees the outside number today. 10 we are unseasonably mild today. and tomorrow. with widespread afternoon scattered very light rain showers generally less than .15. we'll start to see seasonal highs by friday and into the 90s by the weekend. liza batallones we're putting her to work with traffic up next. ♪
good morning everybody, i'm bath beth with your -- liza batallones with your kcbs traffic. it's been a busy commute in the silicon valley. north 101 just before the 880 interchange. you can see north 101 had been stacked up solid beyond 280/680 interchange. through 880 approaching great america parkway in santa clara. long delays as well for the bay bridge toll plaza. no accidents, just very slow traffic into the macarthur maze. and if you plan on making the commute into the city, remember we've got dreamforce traffic. major delays near moscone.
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